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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
By ISAF, ,
5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
By Pip Baily, ,
4:38 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France. 184 boats - 368 sailors and numerous parents, siblings and supporters from all corners of Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia and Hong Kong are preparing to travel to the beautiful French location for this year’s event. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
By ISAF, ,
4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads
By Jeff Martin, ,
3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
Channel Crossing Challenge on an F18 + Video
By Hugo Lavayssiere, Paris ,
2:09 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Successful crossing! Hugo Lavayssière and Joris Cocaud crossed the Channel on a sport catamaran on Sunday, July 13, 2014! With a time of 07h11mn they rallied Roscoff, after departure from Plymouth at 9:49. This record, originally, was the Brittany Ferries record: crossing the English Channel at its widest point, around 100 nautical miles. ...
A new era for the Etchells class
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:55 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
A winter of development work with some of the world’s top sailors has resulted in significant improvements to the latest Etchells keelboats built by David Heritage Racing Yachts in Cowes, UK. 'What we’ve done here represents the biggest changes in the class over the past 20 years,' says Andrew ‘Dog’ Palfrey, a double Etchells world champion. ...
Brightlingsea Sailing Club to host Solo National Championship 2014
By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, ,
9:11 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Solo National Championship will be hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Essex, from 26 July to 1 August, with some sixty-six helms travelling from across the UK to compete. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
Laser Radial World Championships at full speed
By SailingNet, ,
3:59 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Laser Radial World Championships are at full speed. There were 76 competitors from 25 countries at the start yesterday. The beginning of the day was very misty and there was very poor visibility. The decision to go on the water was made at 12:40 and the first race started at 14:06. There were two general OCS and five OCS with the black flag. ...
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
By ISAF, ,
6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
By RORC, ,
2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
Royal Navy sail past and one minute silence on Tuesday 5 August
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
12:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It was on August 5th 1914 that the first shot at sea was fired from the gun of HMS Lance in the North Sea. The gun is now a permanent exhibit in the HMS - Hear My Story gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. ...
2015 ilovesailing calendar filling up as winners 7 and 8 are announced
By Emma Slater, ,
11:33 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
As we crown Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk and Jacob Hill from Bangor, County Down winners seven and eight in the ilovesailing 2014 calendar competition just four more spots remain on the 2015 calendar. ...
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing.
If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season
By Oman Sail, ,
8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
By PKRA, ,
3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet
By James Boyd, ,
6:12 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ...
Under 21 Laser European Championships - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious
By Matt Carter, ,
5:17 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed an emphatic European victory at the 2014 Under 21 Laser European Championships in Torbole, Italy, on Saturday (19 July). In addition to the gold and silver in the Under 21 fleet, there was further podium success for the British squad with Henry Wetherell sealing the Under 19 title, finishing sixth overall. ...
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